Memorial Day celebrations bring thousands to South Beach (includes video story)

Thousands gathered at South Beach during the Hyundai Air & SeaShow in honor of Memorial Day from May 27 to May 28.

Over 2.4 million people visited Miami for Memorial Day, and the Sea & Air Show was among the major events.

“I come from a family that that has had many members in the military, such as the Air Force, Army, Vietnam,” said Staff Sgt. Sebastian Manautou. “It is nice to be part of that legacy, go pay my respects and commemorate those who came before me. No matter what branch, all those guys set the foundation for me to be here today. “

Jets, boats, drones, concerts and more were among display at the show and guests of all ages were welcome to enjoy the festivities.

Daniela Thoelke is a senior at Florida International University majoring in digital broadcasting and media. She loves Miami and aims to share the stories of the citizens that live here and all over the world. After her studies, she wishes to pursue a career in the entertainment field.

Kenneth Bueno is a junior majoring in the Digital Broadcasting field. He is a sim racing commentator for Podium eSports and aims to apply his love for sports into the sports broadcasting industry after graduating.